Sunday, 12 April 2015

How to make Palak Kofta

Recipe of Palak Kofta | Dumplings in Spinach gravy

Palak Kofta is a classic famous north Indian curry dish. Koftas are delicious soft cottage cheese, cashew stuffed deep fried dumplings which are simmered in green spinach gravy flavored with Indian spices.

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This aromatic dish is full of flavours and aroma of Indian spices. It is a best vegetarian curry which goes well with any Indian flatbread or rice.The best part about this dish is that it is easy to make and delicious.

Palak kofta,spinach kofta,spinach curry,palak paneer,spinach paneer

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes30 minutes40 minutesServes 4 

Recipe Type : Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients for Dumplings:
  • 1 cup mashed or grated cottage cheese (Paneer)
  • 12 cashews
  • 2 slices of bread
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for Gravy :
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 spinach bunch (Palak)
  • 2 medium size chopped onions
  • 2 medium size crushed tomatoes
  • 8 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
Preparation for Dumplings :
  1. In a bowl, add mashed cottage cheese (Paneer), broken cashews, coriander leaves, and crumbled bread
  2. Add salt, pepper and chaat masala in the same and mix well
  3. Make 8 medium sized balls of the mixture and keep it in a plate
  4. Heat oil in a deep pan
  5. Deep fry few of the balls together on low flame
  6. When they turn golden brown from both the sides, take them out on a tissue or a oil absorbent paper
  7. Keep them aside
Preparation for gravy :
  1. Cut and wash spinach thoroughly in running water and drain 
  2. Boil water in a deep pan and add spinach leaves for 2 minutes
  3. Drain water immediately and pour cold water over it for preserving the green color of spinach
  4. Blend it into the smooth paste 
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera in it
  6. When they splutter, add chopped garlic, onion and green chillies
  7. When onions turn light brown, add crushed tomato
  8. Add coriander powder, garam masala, pepper and salt
  9. Mix well and let it cool down
  10. Blend the whole tadka(mixture) in blender
  11. Add little water and cook on low flame
  12. Add dumplings to the gravy while serving
  13. Serve hot with Indian flatbread or rice
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Note :
  1. Make sure to serve immediately after adding dumplings otherwise they will become very soft in the gravy
  2. You can increase or decrease the spices according to your taste
  3. You can shallow fry the dumplings too
  4. I have added bread for binding the dumplings, you can substitute it with potatoes and corn flour


  1. I've tried malai kofta... your idea of palak kofta is very nice. I'm going to try this! Good post with a detailed explanation!

  2. Always a fan of kofta curry..this is indeed perfect:)..Loved it dear:)

  3. Ohhh!!! so good. both the kofta and the gravy. In fact I would love the fried kofta by itself.

  4. So healthy and colorful !!! Awesome!!

  5. I love kofta, never made it myself before though. Looks very delicious!

  6. Really its good idea using these koftas in palak gravy . Would try it surely..

  7. Palak kofta looks so scrumptious Ritu. A perfect combo of health and yum! :)

  8. excitingly colourful..full of health and yum...

  9. Ahaaaa, the koftas look so tempting... Nice colour to that gravy too :)

  10. looks finger licking good dear...loved the color

  11. As You said its a classic dish ..I love kofta....drolling here

  12. wow! very yummy recipe, Ritu! I can eat Kofta for all three meals! delicious recipe!

  13. looks great have never tried it but would love to

  14. Very tempting n rich luking koftas

  15. palak kofta looks delicious Ritu, Very nice.

  16. Delicious kofta curry.............never tried kofta in palak curry.must try soon.

  17. super delicious kofta curry!! yummy!!

  18. Another veggie delight by Ritu! These koftas must melt in the mouth!!

  19. super yummy green koftas,perfect with phulkas/naan :)
    Happy to follow ur space,Ritu..Happy blogging!!

  20. Super healthy and super yumm too!! Happy to follow your blog...


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